Turmeric Cures and Miracle Health Benefits

| Modified on Apr 08, 2021

High Blood Pressure
Posted by Judy (Australia) on 09/12/2018
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I would love to say turmeric has been beneficial for lowering blood pressure but since taking it l have hardly slept a wink in 2 weeks. I usually sleep very well and only took between 1/4 teaspoon or a little over of turmeric powder in a small amount of water. Perhaps it was the brand, albeit a well known one, but won't take the chance again.

Hawthorn seems to be much more agreeable in my case so will continue to take that, which is mentioned in Shane Ellison's Over the Counter Natural Cures. It really is a brilliant book and I would highly recommend it.


Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by Janet (In) on 08/12/2018

Trish

I have used turmeric, I am unable to take it. My husband can use it. No problems.

Then I saw Chandler Marrs article re her experience. An aha moment for me.

Janet

https://www.hormonesmatter.com/turmeric-mao-mutations-hypertension-ticking-time-bomb/


Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by Mary (Usa) on 08/11/2018

​​Turmeric and ginger thin the blood, as does hormone d3.


Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by KT (Usa) on 08/11/2018

Dear Lynn,

Turmeric is supposed to reduce inflammation. I don't understand why it would cause bleeding. When my fingers cracked and were very sore from eating warmed left-over beef, turmeric reduced the inflammation and soreness on ingestion.

In the Nutrition Almanac ginger is reported to reduce inflammation and is listed as an antibiotic. Ginger also ranks high in anticancer activity. Cayenne pepper will stop bleeding. I would try mixing the two. Maybe 1/4 tsp. ginger to 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper every 3 or 4 hrs. in about 1/2 C water. Just a guess...

I have mixed turmeric and cayenne pepper, depending on what is going on with me at the time. Everyone responds differently.

Wishing you the best...

KT


Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by KT (Usa) on 08/11/2018

Dear Trish,

It could be from the capsules. Open the capsules, sprinkle on food and take powdered ginger with it. They are both anti-inflammatory spices and the Nutrition Almanac reports ginger contains an antidepressant ingredient that may help.

KT


Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by KT (Usa) on 08/11/2018

It could be from the capsules. Open the capsules, sprinkle on food and take powdered ginger with it. They are both anti-inflammatory spices and the Nutrition Almanac reports ginger contains an antidepressant ingredient that may help.

KT


Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by KT (Usa) on 08/11/2018

Turmeric is supposed to reduce inflammation. I don't understand why it would cause bleeding. When my fingers cracked and were very sore from eating warmed left-over beef, turmeric reduced the inflammation and soreness on ingestion.

In the Nutrition Almanac ginger is also reported to reduce inflammation and is listed as an antibiotic. Gnger also ranks high in anticancer activity. Cayenne will stop bleeding. I would try mixing the two. Maybe 1/4 tsp. ginger to 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper every 3 or 4 hrs. in about 1/3 C water. Just a guess...

I have mixed turmeric and cayenne pepper, depending on what is going on with me at the time. Everyone responds differently.

Wishing you the best...

KT


Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by Lynn (California) on 08/09/2018
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Every time I try to use Turmeric, within a week I end up with nose bleeds. I know that bleeding is a side effect but wondered if there was any way thing I could do or take to avoid the nosebleeds as I want to be able to use it for a bad case of Folliculitis. If not, is there something else I could use in its place for Staph Infected Folliculitis? Thank you all!

Allergies
Posted by Brooklyn Baby (Brooklyn Ny) on 03/23/2018 6 posts
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I started taking turmeric mixed with coconut oil and black pepper diligently two months ago to help me with the inflammation in my body. I figured it couldn't hurt to try it.

All of my life I have been extremely allergic to cats whereas I was unable to stay in anyone's house who had a cat longer then 5 minutes before I started to sneeze, eyes started to water and ultimately ending in an asthma attack.

Something very interesting happened last week when I went into my neighbor's house. She has two cats. I am never able to step over the threshold but on this day I did to help her move a piece of furniture.

I was in there for a while before I noticed that I was not suffering. So when I got back home I went over the major changes that I had made in my life and the turmeric concoction was the only one that surfaced. So, Yes, it does work and for that I am GRATEFUL! I have suffered for 35 years with horrific allergies and now I am at peace.....


Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by Trish (Pa) on 03/01/2018
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I wish I could say I have a positive outcome from taking turmeric. I take 3 capsules a day and don't notice a difference in my chronic pain. I also was getting extreme episodes where I would just break out sweating. I finally found out that turmeric can cause this. Unfortunately I'm going to have to stop taking it. I will try to cut it back to 2 capsules to see if that might stop the misery. Also I read that some people were saying it made them moody or angry, not sure if it's from that, but I do seem moodier since I''ve been taking the turmeric.

Essential Thrombocythemia
Posted by Beate (Brisbane ) on 02/11/2018

Thank you for this information Jane:-) I was diagnosed with ET in November and have been looking into differing natural ways to combat the symptoms. I have been takingTurmeric only 1 capsule twice per day. I will increase my intake after reading your post. Can I ask how high your platelet count was and what it got to taking turmeric? Thank you :-)


Arthritis and Joint Pain
Posted by Millicent (France) on 12/29/2017

I had recently found that wheat germ oil is very readily absorbed by the skin and does wonder for your complexion. I decided to mix some tumuric or cucurma (french) into the oil and spread it on an achey thumb and also all over my face and back of hands. Tumeric is supposed to take away colour/age spots so that's why I did that. The pain in my thumb went away quite rapidly so I think the wheatgerm oil is a good carrier. I must start eating the stuff too.


Homemade Turmeric Extract
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 11/19/2017

Dear Rsw,

Thank you for reporting back! Even if this didn't end up being the solution you had hoped for, you have learned something, which is valuable for you and us!

Thank you also for your encouraging words! I appreciate your patient encouragement of others here at EC - I have learned about LDN and other things from your posts. One of the great things about EC is the cumulative body of knowledge from thousands of posters. I have not found another site online that has anything close to this kind of database. Here a little, there a little and next thing you know there is so much information from which to glean.

~Mama to Many~


Homemade Turmeric Extract
Posted by Art (California ) on 11/17/2017 899 posts

Hi Rsw,

Thank you for the very thoughtful comments!! My main regret is that I was not able to find this combination sooner, but better late than never!

I hope the supplements you chose are helpful for you. I had tried the EGCG and PBE individually before, but not together and not at a high enough dose to be effective. The NOW PBE makes it simple and easy to take both. Back when I first tried them, I still thought that the dose on the label was the most effective dose.......well that was a very long time ago!

If you ever use the turmeric or curcumin for anything topically, it will definitely stain almost everything! As an alternative for topical use, you can use the curcumin derivative tetrahydrocurcuminoids which has similar effects to curcumin, but does not stain. Here is one example:

https://www.swansonvitamins.com/swanson-superior-herbs-advanced-tetrahydrocurcuminoids-95-200-mg-60-veg-caps

I tried it in a topical solution and it did not stain. It is a white powder instead of the deep yellow/gold of curcumin. When I was experimenting with curcumin it seemed like you just had to get close to the curcumin and it would stain you or your clothes. I am now allergic to curcumin and had hoped that I would not be allergic to tetrahydrocurcuminoids, but I reacted to it just as I do to curcumin.

The research for turmeric/curcumin is very impressive, so I am very disappointed not to be able to use it as part of my health chest, but for others who can, it can be very helpful for health!

Art


Homemade Turmeric Extract
Posted by Rsw (Oh) on 11/16/2017

I completed the turmeric extract I had been making, and would like to add some observations I have learned. Turmeric is the only supplement I have seen in fifteen years that has been shown to stop Lichen Planus, and I was pretty excited to try this. I learned that with oral LP, anything extracted with 40% vodka is not going to sit well with the mouth, even diluted! Secondly, after I evaporated the vodka off by heating it, the 1-1 1/2 T. of whole peppercorns I added for better absorption by the body still will only burn the mouth. It was very hot, and I think much less should have been used. The extract looked good and all things considered, it was a good experience to try this. My doctor told me today, after I commented on the post about turmeric and macular degeneration, that she feels I should not use it anymore, so I will have to think about this.

Art, I have purchased a few of the supplements you have described in your protocol, thinking perhaps the same pathways that cause psoriasis may be a part of LP. I think T-cells may be involved in both. Life is a journey, isn't it?

Thank you to MTM for all her advice and encouragement to us all to try to make our own remedies. I am always amazed at how she can find a way to mitigate so many different challenges that arise, and I always learn something from her posts.

And thank you, Art, for proving that tenacity is a worthwhile endeavor. Your research skills are among the best! I am so happy you have found and shared what you have learned with us, and found a cure for psoriasis! You logically figured out what doctoral researchers failed to do, and no doubt have helped many who had lost faith that they would ever be well!

Thank you, Earth Clinic, for giving us this forum to post what we learn. Best wishes for good health to everyone here.


Homemade Turmeric Extract
Posted by Rsw (Oh) on 10/30/2017

Thank you, MTM! I doubt that I would ever have tried this if you hadn't mentioned your homemade tinctures on Earth Clinic! It is looking fairly dark, so I am telling myself it will be nice and strong. I think the dark brown glass container would be good for the long term, so I will use that. I really appreciate your experienced tips, because I didn't want to ruin it on the homestretch! I will strain it through the cloth and a coffee filter, as you advise. I think I will wait until the end of the week, so it will be almost five weeks since it was started. I will post my reaction to it after I take it for a couple of weeks. You are such a blessing to all of us on this site! Thank you so much.


Homemade Turmeric Extract
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 10/30/2017

Dear Rsw,

So exciting; can't wait to hear about how you use it and what you find it to be useful for.

I usually let the herbs sit in vodka for 2-6 weeks. Sometimes much longer if I forget about them. But 4-6 weeks is plenty. 2 weeks if I am in a hurry.

Some of my tinctures turn out quite clear and others are less clear. It may look more clear once you strain it. (Yes, a final strain through a coffee filter is a good idea.) But even so, yes the vodka should take care of anything that could spoil. I have never had a problem with a tincture going bad. They can last for years, which is handy!

I usually add tincture to a small amount of water, except when I need FAST results.

(Recently my 6 year old had a bad nosebleed and my usual remedies were not working. I gave him a dropperful of nettle tincture, undiluted, under the tongue and had him hold it there several seconds before swallowing and it did stop the bleeding! )

Sometimes I use a tincture straight on the skin as well. (Avoiding its use on broken or delicate skin unless an urgent situation warranted it.)

Yes, I keep them in a dark place and do not refrigerate them. I keep some in a dark brown glass bottle on the counter in the kitchen if they are ones I use often.

Hope that helps!

~Mama to Many~


Homemade Turmeric Extract
Posted by Rsw (Oh) on 10/28/2017

After many years of reading Mama to Many's suggestions for making homemade extracts, I decided to give it a try. I bought turmeric root from the local health food store, washed it (did not peel, as was suggested online) and put it through my salad shooter to grate it. I added a little more than a tablespoon of black peppercorns to the mix. A little over a cup of turmeric was then covered with two cups of 40% vodka. I made it on October 1, and have been shaking it almost daily.

My question is, how long before I strain it into a bottle, and how clear does the liquid have to be to prevent mold growth? (although the vodka may take care of that! ). Do I also need to put it through a coffee filter after the white cloth? I imagine I should put it in a small amount of water before drinking a dropperful, as I do with the HerbPharm I bought? Is it OK to keep it unrefrigerated in a dark place? Thank you! Any advice would be much appreciated!

Inflammation
Posted by LeoB (Texas) on 08/11/2017

I too have bad inflammation from badly treated std. Main inflammation is on lingual lymphs, right testicle, pain on wrist and head/neck nerve pain


How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 06/09/2017

That is genius! Garlic would be good, too.


How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 06/09/2017

Try spicy curry powder, or basil, garlic powder, and cheese in scrambled eggs.


Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by Elyse (Ireland) on 04/03/2017

Could be that a filler in the turmeric capsule is an issue, or pesticides in the turmeric.

Consider adding organic turmeric to some milk instead.


Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by Cheryl (Pittsburgh Pa) on 04/02/2017
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BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS

I've been taking 500 mg of Turmeric-Curcumin 500 mg a day capsule, the brand is available over the counter. It helped with arthritis pain in my knee within a week. But by the third week, I was starting to feel, at certain times of the time, a little weird. Similar to the overall feeling I felt when I was on Zoloft for several months about twenty years ago. Not dizzy exactly. A little pumped up. Not in a dangerous way, and it continued as I kept taking the same dosage for three more days - I have now decided to quit taking Turmeric-curcumin, which I regret because it was helping with the inflammation. I don't know why it did this. My family doctor okayed me taking it and said it couldn't hurt me since it's all natural. Any ideas why I felt this way? The effect wears off by late afternoon. I'm definitely going to stop taking it because I don't like feeling out of myself. Not dizzy exactly. Not dangerous. Just a little off.

Multiple Cures
Posted by Holly (Toronto, Canada) on 03/09/2017
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In response to a post from 2012:

Posted by Emma (Europe) on 11/08/2012
Does anybody know how much is safe to take of tumeric for inflammation. I see you can get 400mg tablets/capsules. Also would it be safe to take with medication.Thanks

I've use Turmeric powder for years with huge success for numerous health reasons.

I use it for inflammation, pain, to detox my liver, eye ( macular degeneration ), cancer prevention ( had 2 previous cancers ), neuroprotective agent, H. PYLORI, anti-oxidant properties, anti-bacterial properties, indigestion, sleep deprivation, colds and flu cure and prevention.... just to name a few.

As for the dosage.....well in my opinion that depends on a person's blood pressure levels.

Typically my daily dosage needed is only 1/4 tsp along with 1/8 tsp of black pepper ( black pepper increases the bio availability ) as turmeric is not easily absorbed into the body without it and you would need a ton for it to actualy be effective in any way otherwise.

However, if I caught a cold or flu then I would take the dosage two times per day, once in am then once in pm ( basically 12 hours apart ) along with a pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt ( will explain salt in a bit ).

The best way for me to take it has been in a bit of warm low fat lactose free milk, but I also love it in mashed potatoes, soups especially cream of mushroom along with 2 cloves of garlic ( always waiting 15 mins after crushing the garlic to release the allicin which is the actual healing good stuff ) .

I won't take capsule form due to the fact that it's less expensive in powder form, I like to put it in lactose free milk or soup or mashed potatoes, capsule form doesn't include the much needed pepper for bio availability either.

When I first started taking turmeric, about 10 years ago...I started with 1 tsp. ( some times more ) and for me I had no beneficial results and instead felt lightheaded and generally unwell but kept taking it thinking it needed more time to work. I was wrong, turns out that less is more and not only that but it turns out that it was considerably bringing down my already low blood pressure which is why I had been having all the lightheadness and general unwell feeling because for me it was bringing my blood pressure to dangerously low levels.

Now the reason I add a pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt to each dosage is if I catch a cold, flu or my body is in some type of viral crisis and I need to take 2 daily dosages so then to ensure my blood pressure doesn't bottom out I add the salt.

I found all this out the hard way, so if you are one of the rare ones like me with low blood pressure then I wouldn't suggest exceeding the daily dosage of 1/4 tsp along with 1/8 tsp of black pepper.

If however, I do get high blood pressure in the future then I will at least now know to increase the dosage in order to bring it back down but otherwise I will keep it at the same effective and safe daily dosage for me.

As for the drug interactions question, this is what I have found: Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with TURMERIC
Turmeric might slow blood clotting. Taking turmeric along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.
Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.

I personally would also be concerned with any blood pressure lowering drugs and/or supplements, herbs that lower blood pressure when taking turmeric in too large of dosage.

Hope this helps to answer your questions.


Inflammation
Posted by Frances (Tx) on 02/28/2017

I think my elderly mom (87), may be suffering from that. I plan to start adding turmeric to her diet & teas.


Swollen, Infected Gums
Posted by Kate (England) on 01/24/2017
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In the last four days, I've had an absolutely enormous swelling on my gum - until finally it was about the size of a golf ball, and very painful because stretching the skin. Among the zillion things I tried was some turmeric and water over the gum, which didn't do much, probably because I left it there only half an hour, and the gum was so distorted by that point that it wouldn't really stay on. I also tried lancing it, to no effect, and assumed most of the swelling was inflammation.

Finally, earlier this evening and very miserable, I jumped in a bath with 5 or so heaped tablespoons of turmeric, more to warm myself up than anything. It felt great, and shortly afterwards, the whole thing burst - absurd amounts of pus came out and my face is now back to normal.

I'm not assuming the infection is necessarily completely gone, and I'll be doing a few other things to make sure all is well. But the relief is incredible - pain has stopped completely - and I thought it was interesting that a load of turmeric applied to just about everywhere except my gum seemed to be the thing needed to help my body eject the worst of the infection. A turmeric bath is where I'll start if I get something like this again.


Cold and Flu
Posted by Mary Ellen (Old Greenwich) on 12/15/2016
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Turmeric has been amazing at easing sinus congestion when I have a cold. I take 1 turmeric capsule every 5 hours when I get a cold and do this for 2 days or more, depending on how I feel. It keeps mucus production down to a minimum. I tell my family to take it but they just ignore me. Go figure!


Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by Ginger (North Canton, Ohio) on 12/04/2016
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Here's a question for those that might know: I started taking turmeric tablets about 6 weeks ago with wonderful anti-inflammatory results. Over the last few days I have stopped because my gallbladder flared up and my research seemed to indicate that turmeric could be the cause. I see that it is actually recommended to help gallbladder issues... How do I use it for the best result? I don't want to "dose" myself into surgery but I would love not having the inflammation...


Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by Maya (Florida) on 11/19/2016
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I've been taking Turmeric root for 5 years, and love the benefits. Suddenly, I became allergic to it. It gave me Hay fever, and it stop once I stop taking Turmeric. What else is out there that have the same benefits as Turmeric root?


Fresh Turmeric Vs. Powdered
Posted by Art (San Francisco, Ca) on 09/14/2016

I tried taking powdered turmeric several times in the past, but every time it would cause my hemorrhoids to bleed when going to the bathroom, only after a couple of days of the therapy. Then I tried fresh turmeric root, and for some reason, no matter how much of it I take, it does not cause the bleeding. I use a grater to grate 2-3" of the root, which gives me 2-3 tbsps., I chase it with water, need about a glass of water for the whole amount of grated turmeric. I've been doing it for almost a year, once a day, on empty stomach. It has helped me with abdominal pains.


Wounds
Posted by Ric (California) on 07/30/2016
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Today, I had an old injury come back to revisit me and finally say goodbye. Four days ago I started taking Turmeric, I had read under cures for gray hair one of the readers reporting her hair color coming back after treating herself for MRSA with turmeric. So I had some turmeric and decided to use it all up. Twice a day, morning and evening, I started taking 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric mixed with black pepper, flax milk and also 1 tablespoon Black Strap Molasses, also a gray hair cure, followed by a spoonfull of some kind of fat like coconut oil or peanut butter.

Something unexpected happened on the 4th day, 23 years ago I had a small firearms accident, where a .22 bullet blew up as I was trying to chamber it. A small piece of metal shrapnel embedded in my skin on my belly and the injury healed over with the metal inside. Today, the small piece of metal worked its way out to the surface. Turmeric or coincidence? 23 years and no improvement, I start one of my alternative treatments and I started noticing my old injury after the 2nd day. On the fourth day I noticed like a big pimple over the old injury. I squeezed it and it opened up. I cleaned out the area and the tiny fragment of metal came out with it. I have no answer for this but Turmeric does have anti-inflammatory properties. Maybe the Turmeric aided in the shrapnel in finally working its way out of my skin? Or was it just a coincidence?


Melanoma
Posted by Kevin B. (Australia) on 06/30/2016
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I grind fresh home grown turmeric and eat about 20 grams a day. I also have malignant melanoma throughout my body. Turmeric is not stopping the spread of this disease. It may have some benefits but removal of my cancer is very questionable at least.


Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by KT (Usa) on 05/29/2016

Thank you Mmsg, I have some Serrapeptase and I had taken it for awhile, but I got a bad feeling about it because I have implants so I stopped. I'll look into it again.


Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 05/28/2016

Kt, I can't see why they can't all be taken together, they are all "sauce ingredients"!

Maybe you could read up on Serrapeptase for adhesions.


Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by KT (Usa) on 05/28/2016

For those who think turmeric is causing them problems, try taking it without the capsule.

Just an update...been experimenting with equal parts of turmeric, ginger and garlic powder or chopping up a garlic clove, swallowing tiny parts whole with a tea made from ginger and/or turmeric.

No reply for combining garlic and cayenne so I alternate cayenne with ginger and turmeric. My insides are not normal due to adhesions...trying to keep things moving and avoid infection because of lesions and ruptured lining.

If anyone knows if this is not a wise thing to do, please let me know.


Turmeric Side Effects
Posted by Connie (Montreal, Canada) on 05/26/2016

It would help if people who experience negative effects explain the origin of the turmeric, I.e. ground, bought at a local health store, supermarket (usually irradiated), capsules, etc. Some people have noted that capsules might be tainted in the packaging stage.


Sandy's Turmeric Compilation
Posted by Donb (Yorba Linda, Ca) on 12/21/2015

Hi Carmel - try Divine Bounty Turmeric Curcumin C3.


How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Annie (California) on 12/05/2015
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I do this too and love it! I also add ginger and greens (nice way to get more greens in...you can't taste them with all the spices). If I'm craving something sweet, I'll add frozen mango too.


Arthritis and Joint Pain
Posted by Martin (Limerick, Ireland) on 11/06/2015
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I am taking one teaspoon of turmeric with one spoon of ginger, quarter spoon of black pepper with one spoon of olive oil 2 times a day for Osteoarthritis. Is this too much to take, doing this for 2 months and it helps.


Melanoma
Posted by Mindy (San Diego) on 09/14/2015

Woah, I would hesitate to call "anything" a melanoma (which is an intensely quick-spreading and very deadly malignant tumor) which is not biopsied and diagnosed by a lab. If anyone has an irregular, multi-colored, and/or changing mole or dark spot on your skin, please see a doctor asap, as melanoma is one of the deadliest cancers. Take turmeric, if you want, but please do not blow off the doctor for any amount of time--this is a cancer that is extremely deadly and I would hate for someone to die because they followed the lead of someone who self-diagnosed that he had cancer, when, in fact, it was not confirmed. Most likely, what he had was not cancer, but you never know (and because it was not biopsied, we never will know). At the very least, be under a doctor's care and let him/her know that you want to try curcumin. But please do not blow off seeing a doctor if you have these symptoms.


How to Take Turmeric
Posted by Amanda (Bath, Uk) on 07/18/2015

I take turmeric in the form of a cooked paste made with organic cold pressed coconut oil and freshly ground organic black pepper. My understanding is that the oil helps with the bioavailability of the turmeric and the black pepper helps to keep in in the system for longer. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory as well as analgesic, antiseptic etc., and with that in mind I personally would avoid taking it with honey as honey is an inflammatory.

I take my turmeric paste for aches and pains and eye problems all associated with Graves Disease. If I miss my Tumeric dose I find that my eyes become extremely uncomfortable and I get increase joint pain.


Boils
Posted by Patty (Houston, Tx) on 05/17/2015
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I must say that several years ago I had multiple boils, coming and going frequently. The worst was where I had previously had a bartholins gland excised and it kept swelling and subsiding and then swelling back...I measured my days by that gland and when they swell, they sometimes get huge (you ladies Know! ). I read about turmeric then and started taking it...I would take about 1 tsp at a time with water (neat) and could immediately see the swelling go down...I would later take antibiotics for something (I don't remember what) as drs are so apt to prescribe them and it finally went away only to reappear when I recently became infected again after some intestinal problems, was given antibiotics again and the story goes on.....

Thanks and God Bless to all who write in with their stories!



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